NWCRI Shareholders Address Gun Safety with Gun Manufacturers and Retailers
The prophet Isaiah says, “And a little child shall lead them.” Following on the tragedy in Parkland, Florida students are leading the U.S. in addressing the epidemic of gun violence. As one of the high school organizers wrote in a CNN op-ed, “And so, I’m asking—no demanding—that we take action now.”
Two years ago faith based shareholders, concerned over escalating gun violence in the U.S, purchased stock in gun manufacturers Sturm Ruger and American Outdoor Bands, and gun retailer Dick’s Sporting Goods, so that we could dialogue with the companies about what they are doing to ensure the safety of children and communities whose lives may be at risk because of their products. In December 2017 and January 2018 we filed shareholder resolutions requesting a report on these companies’ gun safety measures.
NWCRI and ICCR members involved in this effort represent Catholic Sisters, who for almost 300 years, have educated our children in the safety of our schools and cared for the sick and injured in our hospitals.
|American Outdoors Brands||Gun Safety||Resolution|
|Dick’s Sporting Goods||Gun Safety||Resolution Withdrawn|
|Dick’s Sporting Goods||Lobbying Expenditures
|Sturm Ruger||Gun Safety||Resolution|
Recent press reports show the industry is listening:
March 1, 2018
February 28, 2018
February 23, 2018